Iziko Planetarium

Photo courtesy Damien du Toit

A sight for sore eyes

The Iziko Planetarium, housed in the South African Museum (+27 (0)21 481 3900; www.iziko.org.za/museums/south-african-museum) building in Cape Town, is one of only two planetaria in South Africa.

Combining sound, light and cutting-edge technology, the Iziko Planetarium recreates the night sky for visitors’ edification. It does not matter what the weather outside is like, the planetarium sky is always clear and dotted with bright stars.

lay back and relax, be transported into space

Set inside a domed auditorium, this is the ultimate armchair journey for young and old alike. Release your inner astronomer and indulge your imagination as you take in the miracle that is our galaxy.


Entry to this celestial world will cost adults R40 and children, students and SA pensioners R20.

Plenty of parking is available, including bays for the disabled, and there are shops and conference facilities for your convenience.

opening hours

The planetarium is open daily, except on Worker’s Day, Christmas Day and the first Monday of the month (excluding school holidays). There are shows from Monday to Friday at 14h00, at 20h00 on Tuesday evenings and at 12h00 (for children), 13h00 and 14h30 on Saturdays and Sundays. In addition, bring the young ones for a playful introduction to astronomy with Davy Dragon’s Guide to the Night Sky at 12h00 on Saturdays and Sundays until 28 September.


Find out what guests have to say about the Planetarium on their TripAdvisor page

See things differently at the Iziko Planetarium. Photo courtesy of Sharon

The planetarium recreates the night sky, showing constellations, planets and galaxies. Photo courtesy of Carl Drinkwater

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